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Caterpillar launches M318F, M320F wheel excavators with greater durability, lower operating costs (PHOTOS)

Caterpillar launches M318F, M320F wheel excavators with...

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 09, 2014

Caterpillar has launched two new wheel excavators—the M318F and M320F—which the company says incorporates the best features of predecessor models ...

Caterpillar launches 824K wheel dozer with powertrain, cab improvements, larger fuel tank (PHOTOS)

Caterpillar launches 824K wheel dozer with powertrain,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 08, 2014

Caterpillar has launched its new 824K wheel dozer, featuring powertrain, cab and serviceability improvements. The new 824K is powered by Cat's ...

Our 2015 Contractor of the Year contest is open for entries

Our 2015 Contractor of the Year contest is open for...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 29, 2014

Our 2014 Contractor of the Year, Jeremy Hiltz, accepts his award in Las Vegas. Equipment World’s Contractor of the Year program—which  honors ...

Financed used construction equipment sales drop third month in a row; new financed units flat in June

Financed used construction equipment sales drop third...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 11, 2014

According to the latest numbers from Equipment Data Associates, the number of financed used construction equipment sold dropped in June ...

The three new models in the Cat F series of backhoe loaders – 416F, 420F and 430F – are center pivot machines that feature a new Cat C4.4 ACERT engine, greater lift capacity, more bucket breakout force and increased backhoe control. The engine is equipped with the Cat NOx Reduction System and a diesel particulate filter for emissions reduction. Each model includes hydraulic refinement, new lift arms to increase hinge-pin height by 5 percent, a composite fuel tank and a new hinged cooling pack to improve service access. Cat.com

Should you buy a new backhoe now or wait for the Tier 4...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 01, 2014

The 2013 Equipment World Spec Guide had 10 new models of backhoes in the 14-foot and greater categories. This year, ...

Caterpillar profit up 4% in 2Q despite decline in sales; improves full-year forecast

Caterpillar profit up 4% in 2Q despite decline in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 24, 2014

Despite a dip in sales and continued soft demand for mining equipment, Caterpillar today announced a 4-percent increase in profit ...

4 rules for managing production dozer Owning & Operating costs

4 rules for managing production dozer Owning &...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 14, 2014

Of all the machines in the earthmoving world bulldozers, particularly large ones, may have the greatest variation when it comes ...

New financed construction equipment sales up 3% in May, used sales decline 9%

New financed construction equipment sales up 3% in May,...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jul 03, 2014

New and used financed construction equipment unit sales went opposite directions in the month of May, according to figures released ...

DOZERS REDEFINED: How electronics and machine control made mid-size dozers smarter

DOZERS REDEFINED: How electronics and machine control...

Posted by Staff Report on Jul 01, 2014

There’s a direct correlation between power and fuel consumption; more power requires more fuel. Higher injection pressures, careful design of ...

PHOTOS: Cat B15Q smartphone built to resist drops, water damage, extreme temperatures

PHOTOS: Cat B15Q smartphone built to resist drops,...

Posted by Patty Vaughan on Jun 23, 2014

Caterpillar has introduced a new generation of smartphones that are built to resist damage from drops, water and extreme temperatures. The ...

VIDEO: Large wheel loader operator pulverizes boss’s Mercedes after dispute

VIDEO: Large wheel loader operator pulverizes...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 20, 2014

Heated disputes happen at construction and mining sites all the time. Even the coolest of characters can get into a ...

Caterpillar unveils the B15Q: a faster rugged smartphone with Android 4.4 KitKat (PHOTOS)

Caterpillar unveils the B15Q: a faster rugged...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 16, 2014

A little over a year after releasing its first rugged smartphone, the B15, Caterpillar has upgraded the device with a ...

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